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Old 06-07-2014, 10:19 AM   #61
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I also want to buy some old colonial coins eventually.
Be way careful with that. You probably want to really know what you're doing first. The market is likely awash with fakes...Silver dollars are cool. Did you know that up until the 70's or so, Las Vegas casinos used the old silver dollars as gaming tokens? Valued at a dollar, I believe. How cool (and cheap) would that have been to collect them that way?
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I have my collections but I mostly collect Building Materials. Ive got a 190 year old 4500Sq Colonial Ive been restoring for the last 12 years.Im over the 3/4 mark and done most of the work with high grade recycled materials. From Windows, floors, Framing and Doors to 50+ year old growth Maple, White/ Red Oak, Poplar and other lumber, Ive saved well over 50% of the cost of materials on every single renovation Ive completed.

My wife rarely complains about my stock, she knows I will buy something years before I need it If I get the right price and I use 99% of it one way or another. I refuse to compromise on quality to save a thin dime, its gotta be Grade A when Im done or I will beat myself endlessly.

The Kitchen Millwork is built with 95% reclaimed White Oak I scavenged out of our University Library after they smashed the cabinets trying to remove them. 3 PU Trucks full, I remilled it all and the cabinets are beautiful (I will never build another kitchen), I got a cash and carry deal on the granite counters from a local stonecutter, bought the copper backspash from a friend who's a custom roofer, the sink/ fixtures were auction finds and I bought the flooring on clearance. I collected for that kitchen for 4 years before I started it. I was overflowing with material at the beginning, by the end, all I had was toothpicks and garbage bags of sawdust left. The oak was gorgeous stuff once it was resurfaced, not a pin knot in 1000 BF of it and a patina you cant buy that makes new look vintage just like my 190 year old home.

Ive had friends who have bought and professionals that build say this kitchen would be 30K as it is built, Ive got less than $6000 total invested including electric to run my saws, (also many hundreds of extra hours of labor just reclaiming Oak with gum, Molly loves Pete or I hate Calculus scratched into it with a ballpoint pen). Now thats a collection that pays you back! Keep watching craigs, peoples dumpsters and their garbage piles, theirs gold in dem der hills!

PS, I added another pic of the new addition/ Stairwell/ entry I built a couple years ago, Collection in that one included a $800 skylight ($85.00), 2" X 12" for floor joists $24.00 each normally (were our football stadium seats $2.00 a piece, ground contact rated #2 treated in great shape) 1 3/4" old growth furniture grade Poplar treads $2000 minimum (Free, same place I got the oak for the kitchen), Maple plank ceiling, 120 instead of 900 on clearance. I even bought all the Maple handrail, spindles and posts from a semi local miller manufacturer that normally only sells to dealers--- cash talks, Half price on everything! Maple flooring was clearance, 20% of original price-----

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Keychain accessories, for sure. I don't have many, but the ones I have, are ones I like

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I have my collections but I mostly collect Building Materials. Ive got a 190 year old 4500Sq Colonial Ive been restoring for the last 12 years.Im over the 3/4 mark and done most of the work with high grade recycled materials. From Windows, floors, Framing and Doors to 50+ year old growth Maple, White/ Red Oak, Poplar and other lumber, Ive saved well over 50% of the cost of materials on every single renovation Ive completed.

My wife rarely complains about my stock, she knows I will buy something years before I need it If I get the right price and I use 99% of it one way or another. I refuse to compromise on quality to save a thin dime, its gotta be Grade A when Im done or I will beat myself endlessly.

The Kitchen Millwork is built with 95% reclaimed White Oak I scavenged out of our University Library after they smashed the cabinets trying to remove them. 3 PU Trucks full, I remilled it all and the cabinets are beautiful (I will never build another kitchen), I got a cash and carry deal on the granite counters from a local stonecutter, bought the copper backspash from a friend who's a custom roofer, the sink/ fixtures were auction finds and I bought the flooring on clearance. I collected for that kitchen for 4 years before I started it. I was overflowing with material at the beginning, by the end, all I had was toothpicks and garbage bags of sawdust left. The oak was gorgeous stuff once it was resurfaced, not a pin knot in 1000 BF of it and a patina you cant buy that makes new look vintage just like my 190 year old home.

Ive had friends who have bought and professionals that build say this kitchen would be 30K as it is built, Ive got less than $6000 total invested including electric to run my saws, (also many hundreds of extra hours of labor just reclaiming Oak with gum, Molly loves Pete or I hate Calculus scratched into it with a ballpoint pen). Now thats a collection that pays you back! Keep watching craigs, peoples dumpsters and their garbage piles, theirs gold in dem der hills!

PS, I added another pic of the new addition/ Stairwell/ entry I built a couple years ago, Collection in that one included a $800 skylight ($85.00), 2" X 12" for floor joists $24.00 each normally (were our football stadium seats $2.00 a piece, ground contact rated #2 treated in great shape) 1 3/4" old growth furniture grade Poplar treads $2000 minimum (Free, same place I got the oak for the kitchen), Maple plank ceiling, 120 instead of 900 on clearance. I even bought all the Maple handrail, spindles and posts from a semi local miller manufacturer that normally only sells to dealers--- cash talks, Half price on everything! Maple flooring was clearance, 20% of original price-----
Very very cool. I'm a finish carpenter by trade and I used to work for a company that did historical renovation and rehab. I still occasionally get to do a little remodeling on some historic homes but I work for a different type of company now. Your home and your work looks great! I love seeing people reuse old stock and lumber. Nice to see someone who shares an interest like that. Keep it up! Hard work but very rewarding.
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Very very cool. I'm a finish carpenter by trade and I used to work for a company that did historical renovation and rehab. I still occasionally get to do a little remodeling on some historic homes but I work for a different type of company now. Your home and your work looks great! I love seeing people reuse old stock and lumber. Nice to see someone who shares an interest like that. Keep it up! Hard work but very rewarding.

Thanks FTC, back at you, nice work, I love the molding work and the built ins, its classy trimout work. Love the old slider door and the ceiling is sharp also!

I started working with the used wood because it was cheap and easy to come by but then began using it because it looks so beautiful with the tight grain, deep figure and coloration of it. The new fast growth stuff is warped and knotty off the rack and the price of gold! The old is as hard as a rock, knot-less and straight as it gets. It does take some finessing to get the beauty back into it but its worth it in the end.

Luckily I work in a university that wastes better stuff than I can afford to buy, all the Carpenters and even outside contractors know to contact me if they have any good rip and tear stuff they are dumping. I will go in the weekend before, demo and remove it for them and it saves them time if I do it. They will often drop off half a bag of insulation or leftover trim they didnt need, Its like Christmas sometimes!
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Didn't think I was, but after looking at the number of both I have, I guess I collect watches and knives.
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